A great day trip for those in LA or San Diego is minor league baseball. We have a class A team just right outside of LA! The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes are a minor team of the LA Dodgers. It’s about an hour from LA and two hours from SD.
A minor league game is always less expensive than the big leagues. It’s a small park, close to the field and good baseball fun for singles, bringing friends, and for the whole family.
The Dodgers sometimes send the major league ballplayers to the Quakes for rehab assignments. Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig for example. If you are a Dodger fan, you are definitely in a friendly crowd.
Parking is easy, quick and only $5. I gave the man a $20 and nearly went off without my change (not used to getting change back at Dodger Stadium.) They had a player at the front gate signing autographs and taking pictures. The team store was a nice size and had good merchandise, with something for everyone.
The park has one level with reasonably priced tickets. Ours were up a few stairs on a second platform for $10. The beer is nicely priced and they sell everyone’s favorite Dodger Dogs. The Mascot is name Tremor and he’s pretty cute, doing dances and taking pictures with people. On Saturday nights, they have a free fireworks display.
We figured out our total for the day and for one person it’s $35, not counting gas. Ticket, parking, food, and one premium beer. You could do it for less by drinking soda or bringing water, if needed. I love Dodger Stadium, but it can be expensive and this was a terrific way to see great baseball on a budget!
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at 8408 Rochester Ave.